LA IS A KILLING CITY, Mr. Mayor; What More Can LA City Gov’t & Garcetti do about it? Who can deal with this Problem? Start With Getting Police Out of Their Cars & Walking or Biking Their Beat

PUBLIC SAFETY

WHAT IS THE PROBEM?
Most killing deaths in LA since 2005
786 People Killed in LA in 2021
2,000 homeless live on the Street

THE TAKE AWAY
Need for More Action by LA City Government & Real leadership
LA Mayor drank the Kool Aid of Hob Knobbing with Moti & national attention.
Seems to be Lost in Glamour of India Ambassadorship instead of governing the city

A SOLUTION
1) Implement & adopt a Public Safety structure & organization of services:
What Public safety personnel means
Any employee of a law enforcement agency.
Public safety personnel means
Law enforcement officers
Fire department members
Emergency medical response personnel,
Individuals responding in the aid of public safety or rescue.

2) Put Police on the ground in the Streets of LA not in B&W Cars & guns

SOLUTIONS [FROM OTHER CITIES}
The Task Force in Newark, NJ & Oklahoma City, OK,

3) Provide actionable steps for municipal leaders to take on areas of:
• alternative and innovative response,
• violence prevention & reduction
• jail use reduction,
• law enforcement accountability,
• public safety budgets
• Racial equity,
• the role of credible messengers and community engagement.

KEY PERSONS:
David Brown, Police Superintendent in Chicago
Mayor Ras J. Baraka of Newark, NJ
Mayor David Holt of Oklahoma City, OK
Supported by the Vera Institute of Justice,
Cities United, Urban Institute & John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

SOURCES:
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-12-31/gun-violence-los-angles-15-year-high

https://www.nlc.org/initiative/reimagining-public-safety/

How one city provides public safety without a police department


‘City of Angels, City of Death’: Inside the hunt for Los Angeles’ string of serial killers”
https://abcnews.go.com/US/city-angels-city-death-inside-hunt-los-angeles/story?id=81231947

“MAPPING POLICE VIOLENCE”
https://mappingpoliceviolence.orgWalking the Beat- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVv-N3jhyLA

The National League of Cities’ Re-Imagining Public Safety Task Force

 

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